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I tried Libreoffice but failed.

I used the file command, but it only recognizes the file as "data".

Is there a way to open a very old format like a Word 5.0 file?


After I use catdoc,it shows this in vim:

garbled text


Trying to use dosbox to install Word: more garbled text

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If my memory serves me correctly there is Word 2 and Word 6 and nothing inbetween for Windows. Word 5 is Mac OS and from 1989. I am unsure if my anwer works for Mac files... it did work on a very very old Word file I was intriged by why I saved it ;) –  Rinzwind Feb 10 '12 at 12:38
    
So how to read word 5.0? –  sam Feb 10 '12 at 12:46
    
Are you sure this is a word 5.0 file and not a newer Word? –  Rinzwind Feb 10 '12 at 15:00
    
Very old word which version is 5.0. I have checked the first magic number. I also can't read it on office2007. –  sam Feb 10 '12 at 15:03
    
Sorry, you'll have to wait for someone else to show up. Deleted answer cuz it was not correct ;) –  Rinzwind Feb 10 '12 at 15:22

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I have installed word successfully, but it also couldn't read that doc file. It couldn't show any correct chinese words. –  sam Feb 15 '12 at 10:30
    
I have updated my origin post. –  sam Feb 15 '12 at 10:36
    
Try: docspal.com –  Ightorn Feb 15 '12 at 10:49
    
It says :Failed. Conversion could not be performed. –  sam Feb 19 '12 at 5:33

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